Every year or so we send a 40 foot container to our partners in Zambia crammed full of all sorts of things that we have been given and which they desperately need.
What they need most is wheelchairs. Good (European) quality wheelchairs are unobtainable in Zambia, so Jonah and our friends in Zambia are completely reliant on us to send them. There is a huge demand for wheelchairs, as many people are disabled. Without a wheelchair they have no choice but to stay at home, usually in abject poverty; but with a wheelchair they can get out and about, interact with people, and even hold down a job.
A few years ago we were given a good number of wheelchairs, and we were able to send out between 100 and 200 every year. They were all given away to very grateful recipients in Zambia. But recently the supply has dried up - last year we could only send out about 40, and this year we have even fewer.
So, do you know of any wheelchairs that we could have? They need not be new, and even if they need a bit of work on them we have a man in Monze who will repair them or cannibalise them to keep other wheelchairs going. Even if it is just one, then that will make a difference to one more person in Zambia, transforming their life. If you do have any, please let us know and we will be around like a shot to collect it.